Tapua Labrador Retrievers DNSW# 2100049053
Hi, I'm Pauline G.
Tapua Labradors are located in Central West NSW. I have been a financial member of DNSW since 1986. Our priorities are to breed Labs that will serve their owners and become operational is what ever job they are chosen for. The majority of our puppies are purchased for autism support, PTSD support, Medical alert - epilesy and diabetes, biosecurity and scent detection. We focus on a balanced ,moderate style of Lab who conforms to the breed standard and behaviorally, is an all-rounder. Epitomizing the intelligence, loyalty and versatility of this breed. Our dogs have strong retrieval drive, focus and a 'switch off ability' so they can settle and be the gentle loving Labs we all know and love. We have an open kennel policy where we encourage potential puppy buyers to contact us and visit our kennels.
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Last checked on 8 October 2020
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- Breeding & Welfare
- Health Practices
- Home Environment
- Physical Condition
Our Breeding Practices
Behaviour and socialisation
All our litters experience Early Neurological Stimulation, sound desensitization and are raised in an enriched environment. After being whelped inside the house, puppies transition to sleep in Kindy 1 (K1) in an insulated/sealed concrete and fibro building; with an enclosure space of 13m x 20m. Sound desensitisation is continued with tapes, and pups continue their socialisation within this environment. Pups will then transition to Kindy…
All breeding stock have full Certified DNA Profiles, covering all known diseases, traits and the three colours known to Labradors - our lines do not carry the dilute colour gene. All pups are vaccinated with C3ii , wormed with an all wormer at 2,4,6,&.8 weeks and micro-chipped. We live in a tick & flea and heartworm free area.
Puppies are whelped in a fully insulated room inside the house which is air conditioned. Pups remain in the controlled environment until they are 4-5 weeks, experiencing ENS & sound desensitization before being transitioned to K1 to continue their socialisation and enrichment outdoors. Pups alternate daily from K1 to K2 daily until they leave. Our pups are highly socialised to people and have robust temperaments.
Included with our puppies
All pups leaving our property are linked with a trainer, have 6 week puppy insurance, a puppy pack including food and a blanket as well as ANKC papers, microchip and vaccination papers.
Tapua Labrador Retrievers DNSW# 2100049053 conducts 1 out of 1 core health tests which RightPaw believe are most important to conduct for the Labrador Retriever.
These breeders have had x-rays taken on their breeding dogs to assess their ‘hip score’. Dogs with…
Tapua Labrador Retrievers DNSW# 2100049053 conducts 7 additional tests available for the Labrador Retriever.
This is a disease affecting the spinal cord of older dogs, initially causing wobbliness and eventually hindlimb paralysis. It can affect a wide range of breeds. There is now a DNA test that can indicated if a breeding dog is carrying this disease.
Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC) is a genetic condition mainly affecting Retrievers and Spaniels. It results in the dog collapsing after periods of intense exercise, even if they are normally able to cope with lower levels of exercise. There is a DNA test available which can indicate if a breeding dog is carrying this disease.
These breeders have had x-rays taken on their breeding dogs to assess the quality of their elbow joints. Dogs with very low ‘elbow scores’ are less likely to develop elbow problems in the future and less likely to pass hereditary elbow problems on to their puppies.
Hereditary Nasal Parakeratosis (HNPK) is a genetic condition that can affect Labradors. It causes very dry and crusty skin around the nose that predisposes to infections. There is a DNA test available to determine whether a breeding dog is carrying this condition.
Hyperuricosuria (HUU) is a genetic disease that causes a build-up of uric acid in the urine, predisposing to painful bladder and kidney stones. It can occur in a range of breeds. There is a DNA test available to identify whether a breeding dog is carrying this disease.
Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency (PKD) is a genetic disorder resulting in low levels of an energy-producing enzyme in the body. Affected dogs can experience lethargy, exercise intolerance and severe anaemia. There is a DNA available to identify whether a breeding dog is carrying this condition.
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) in dogs is a type of genetic eye disease causing deterioration of the retina and eventually, blindness. It can occur in various breeds. There is a DNA test available to identify whether a breeding dog is carrying this condition.
About the Breeder
A little about us
Hi, I'm Pauline, and together with my husband Pete, we've been breeding ANKC registered Labradors under our Tapua Prefix since 2007, I have been a member of Dogs NSw since 1986. We specialise in the breeding of service/assitance ad performance dogs. We both have a professional background in AOD and disabilities.
Why we got involved in breeding
In 2007, my husband and I established our TAPUA prefix and commenced breeding Labrador Retrievers. Our priority is to breed dogs who have strong retrieval ability and drive, solid temperament, type and intelligence. We are most proud of our service, assistance and scent-detection dogs, 100 of which are operational in their jobs. The vast majority of the pups we breed are operational in the fields of biosecurity, drug & explosive detection, PTSD or autism support, medical alert or mobility assistance.
Our special touch
Our lines are bred to be intelligent and have a job. While we have good looking dogs with show or breeding potential, the majority of our dogs go to service homes. We have bred more than 100 autism support, scent detection, truffle hunting, and PTSD dogs, competition obedience and gundog retrieval dogs - we are proud that out dogs have a purposeful life. We rarely have pups available for companion/pet homes
Council Number or BIN
NSW BIN#B000620014 Victorian Source #
Dogs NSW (ANKC)
1991 ANKC # 200049053